Health Problems

Researchers identify immune-suppressing target in glioblastoma

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a tenacious subset of immune macrophages that thwart treatment of glioblastoma with anti-PD-1 checkpoint blockade, elevating a new potential target for treating the almost uniformly lethal brain tumor. Their findings, reported in Nature Medicine, identify macrophages that express high levels of CD73, a […]

Health Problems

A new role for a triple-negative breast cancer target

Unlike almost every other organ, the mammary gland does not develop until after birth. And it’s unusually dynamic, shape-shifting during menstrual cycles, puberty, pregnancy, and lactation. These changes require energy. In a study using a new, genetically altered mouse model, researchers led by Rumela Chakrabarti of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine have uncovered a key […]

Health Problems

Target found to arrest cancer growth

Adelaide researchers are homing in on a new treatment target for the aggressive blood cancer multiple myeloma. The University of Adelaide’s SAHMRI-based Myeloma Research Laboratory’s studies, published in Neoplasia, demonstrated for the first time the importance of white blood cells called macrophages for the disease’s ability to establish and proliferate. Lead author and Ph.D. student […]

Kids Health

How to Design a Dreamy Nursery

When we found out that we were expecting a baby girl, my brain started running wild with so many questions. What would I name her? How fast can I get to the mall to buy her first outfit? What should her nursery look like? So. Many. QUESTIONS. We had just bought a new home, so […]